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, the bookstore, go out of business. largely because of competition with amazon. >> reporter: based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-'90s to sell books online. and for years made no profit. but it soon became clear that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? if so, how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question,
month's election. coming up at 5:15 we'll take you to the ceremonies held today at seattle city hall. >>> and in our local weather we're wrapping up a beautiful weekend, lots of sunshine, temperatures on the rise this afternoon. lots of mid to upper 60s out there. right now on the maps on live stormtracker 2, no storms to track and just a few high clouds paid us a visit. this is the loop over the last few hours. mostly clear skies over a good portion of the bay area. as far as current numbers for the 5:00 number they are dropping back down to the 50s and 60s. napa like now 57 degrees. downtown san francisco, 66. and san josi, right about 61 degrees. reporting fair skies. overnight lows will be chilly overnight once again, so you definitely want to bundle up for work and school your monday morning. overnight readings in the upper 30s to santa rosa and to the 40s or san francisco and pacifica. san josi, 44 degrees. we're starting out the day in the chilly 30s and 40s. in the afternoon, most areas back into the mid to upper 60s once again. so not much of a change in temperatures, but i'
in the west, randi from seattle to san francisco, wet go for you. no question about that. still a slow day at the airports there. >> certainly looks like a very busy map, alexandra. thank you very much. >> sure. >> much more ahead this hour. here is a look at what we have coming up. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." you're not welcome here. that may be russia's message to hundreds of american families. why amnesty international says new legislation would have a chilling effect on human rights. >>> more guns. that's the nra's solution for preventing for school massacre. all morning long we put gun control in focus. >>> an olympian with a double life why susie hamilton apologized for her second career in las vegas. it's hard to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management can i still ship a gift in time for christmas?
with 44 degrees in seattle. rain four but snow in the higher elevations. another system on the west coast for sunday from seattle to l.a. and san diego. middle of the country looks great for traveling. i-35 corridor looks fantastic. most of i-95 should being a great for traveling as well. once you get inland you'll run into that lake-effect snow. it will pile up. here's a look at your high temperatures. not very high at all. minneapolis your high temperature only 23 degrees will be in the mid-30s from chicago on over towards new york city, 38 degrees in boston not bad in atlanta 59 and be in the 70s in dallas, texas. we are previewing our next storm system. this is a look at your christmas eve. if you're traveling along i-20 between birmingham and atlanta you'll hit rain showers. i-10 along the gulf coast as well. christmas day this is when it gets very interesting with snow across the northern areas of the great lakes on into new york city and actually getting snow on your christmas day and down through the mountains of west virginia and northern virginia we're talking about a wintry mix
146 same-sex couples got married at seattle's city hall, the first day they could legally marry in that state. washington state voters passed same-sex marriage last month. >> i feel so good. i couldn't be happier. it's such a special day for us you, the state and for all of the other couples. >>> nine states allow couples to marry. the supreme court could provide the sweeping ruling that could end the bans on the other states. we should hear their decision about in about six months. >>> former los angeles official who claimed a spinal tumor was to blame for his child pornography addiction will be sentenced. afred abrams will be sentenced for distributing sexually explicit image as. prosecutors want him sense -- sentenced to more than eight years. he said a made his personality altered and he downloaded pornography. >>> a new report from new zealand blames bad construction for the high death toll from a major earthquake in new england. 150 people died when an office building collapsed last year. a government report determined that building was badly damaged. it never should have
coffee co. in seattle. to save hundreds of jobs and to give back to seattle and be a larger part of the economic growth and fabric of the community. could he be any more-dreamy? >> kate windslett is now officially off the market. she only held a small ceremony. and she'd say is that the spokesperson says the r&b singer is halnow engaged as the soon-to-be husband and wife. >> we'll be right back here on >> good morning, some stores that we're watching there are two people dead after falling off of their boat at the golden gate bridge. also at the hong burble. the navy will pass and face of -- at the navy bowl. >> yes, we are going to talk about that very controversial and popular movie les miserable and indi arie was a ghost singer for even a joan crawford and lived to tell about it. >> and let us take a live look outside from our roof cam. this beautiful shot and here is janu with your forecast. >> thank-you, reggie. you can see if cloudy conditions and also dealing with lingering sparkles but it is going to taper off. 50s tonight and we are expecting to clear so expect another c
, scattered showers around seattle. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. just 11 degrees in fargo. 12 in the twin city. dallas hits 48. 60s from new orleans up to boston. >>> well, as jews celebrate chanukah, the menorah was lit. >> the festival of light started saturday night. runs for eight days. jimmy carter attended the first menorah lighting in 1979. >> see how big that is? >> quite a menorah. should be. our national one. >> coming up a christmas coincidence. how a man married into the family of santa claus. >> a great story. want to see this one. first, a devastating disease. now the same technology toed to help heart patients, offering hope with people with alzheimers. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max liquid and caplet. we put a week's worth of bad odors in a home. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze really remove them? we asked real people what they thought. take a deep breath for me. describe the smell. it's very pleasant. fresh. some kind of flower maybe? remove the blindfold... awww, oh yuck!
with kcts seattle and their program "earthfix" to produce this story. >> sreenivasan: pacific oysters like the ones grown on shina wysockis family farm near olympia washington are served in restaurants around the country. >> we think our water tastes great here and that makes our oysters taste great. >> sreenivasan: but there's trouble in the water. the oceans p.h., which measures the level of acidity of a liquid, shows the water is becoming acidified. most growers like the wysockis can only farm oysters if they can buy oyster larvae, also called oyster seed, from hatcheries. but a few years ago, the larvae suddenly began dying by the billions. the culprit-- the seawater pumped into the hatcheries is so corrosive that it eats away the young oyster shells before they can form >> ocean acidification is this huge problem and there are so many things-- it's the currents, it's the carbon dioxide, it's the aragonite. most of which i only understand a tiny fraction of, but what i do understand is when the nursery calls on the phone and says there's no oyster seed to ship. we don't have any. >> sr
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villages. bales' faces a court martial at joint base lewis-mcchord near seattle. no member of the u.s. military has been executed since 1961. the united nations suspended its polio vaccination campaign in pakistan today, after two more workers were killed. six other volunteers were shot dead earlier in the week. suspicion fell on the taliban. the militant group accuses the health workers of acting as u.s. spies, and it claims the vaccine makes children sterile. senior officials at the b.b.c. were absolved today of covering up claims of sex crimes committed byong-time star jimmy savile. he died last year, and the b.b.c. later shelved an expose' that he abused and raped scores of underage girls for decades. the scandal erupted anyway, and the public broadcaster was widely criticized. today, an independent review blamed incompetence, but not bad faith. >> when the full force of the affair broke in october this year, the bbc's management system proved completely incapable of dealing with it. the level of chaos and confusion was even greater than was apparent at the time. several individ
francisco and seattle with rain. by monday, the west coast clears out. but here's the little interesting nugget that could happen. on monday, watch what happens here in the gulf. moisture comes up from the gulf, an area of low pressure develops. this is the deep south. birmingham to new orleans to atlanta, could be a wet christmas. rain, not a white one. then we could see this area of low pressure develop, and it's from tuesday to thursday in the mid-atlantic and northeast, we could be looking at another storm. we'll have to keep our eyes on that model. forecast, though, for today, pretty blustery. watching us from the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, randi, from seattle to san francisco. another tough travel day there. but this is the end of the line. things begin to clear out. the balance of the country is cold and driempt ay. and the eastern section is windy.
. an escalator at a macy's in suburban seattle malfunctioned. breaking apart and leaving four people slightly injured, including two toddlers. officials there say a mechanical failure is to blame. >>> and finally, perhaps, if nothing else, evidence that someone up there must be watching. look at what happens when a tennessee jewelry store clerk tries to make a sale. out of nowhere, that's an suv, through the front glass. nearly taking out both clerk and customer. both were shaken up. but remarkably, best news of all, no one was hurt. >> no one was hurt. we love that line. >> incredible. >> we do. >> just amazing. >> thanks, josh. >>> we have the latest on the fiscal cliff, just 25 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government program is cut. there were some baby steps yesterday. both sides got together for the first staff-level talks in a week. and jon karl is covering the countdown from capitol hill. jon, they're trying to keep a close hold on these talks. but you learned that the meeting did not go all that well. >> reporter: that's right, george. first, it was a significant step
to seattle. heavy downpours around vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. mountain snow in the four corners of the southwest breaking from that trend in the north. thunderstorms around dallas and wichita. >> 50s in kansas city and from boston to baltimore, 40s. 30s from salt lake city to fargo and blizzard whiteout conditions in tampa. yes. i'm stunned. >>> sports stars do many things to please their fans. but the houston rockets' latest effort to sing is pretty embarrassing and thusly is our favorite story of the day. ♪ i made it out of clay and when it's dry and ready ♪ ♪ then dreidel i -- oh, my gosh. >> jeremy lin stumbling through the lyrics in the favorite hanukkah song. >> oy vay. >> shooting bricks. >> linsanity. there we go, folks. i still can't get over that weather news. >>> coming up next, what your last name could be worth. a florida guy sold his last name for $45,000. >> really? >> $45,000. >> i'm thinking nelson would go for -- >> nickels. >>> and looking like a million bucks with help from one of hollywood's top glamour experts. get your style on, it's all coming up. >
in december. so the 49ers play in seattle which is another good team on sunday. >>> the raiders beat the kansas city chiefs, 15-0. it was the raiders' first shoutout in ten years. the raiders won with five field goals with sebastian janikowski. and they finish up the season visiting carolina and san diego. >>> later today, raiders will be participating at a toy drive at a mall. the players will sign autographs in exchange for new, unranked toy donations. the benefits -- unwrapped toy donations. it starts at 6:00 and the -- 6:00 at the raiders' image store. >>> if you drive in san francisco, you know that parking is not cheap. but there is a way to save money. why some of the meters are cheaper than others. >>> and a moon mission is about to come to an end. why two nasa probes will deliberately crash into a mountain. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer ] mcdonald's tender, juicy chicken mcnuggets in creamy ranch and spicy buffalo sauce. just $4.99 for 20 of your favorite chicken mcnuggets. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male
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than new york. los angeles, their minimum wage is $8, i think. i've lived in both states. seattle, these big expensive cities have the lowest minimum wage. you go to other states where living expenses are a little lower and they have a minimum wage, so i think congress needs to move minimum wage a little higher. it is a comparison between living expenses and that states minimum-wage is completely ridiculous. host: brian in connecticut, republican caller. caller: good morning. i guess my feeling on this is i don't think there's any place for the federal government to mandate to private businesses to increase the minimum wage. i think that, along with the added cost of the new taxes with obamacare, companies are already having to and did older books around. they are already cutting hours to get people under 30 hours. it does not add anything, if anything -- i don't think minimum-wage was never supposed to be -- the idea of getting your first job at minimum wage, you were supposed to get that and then move on to a better job. by raising the minimum wage, the federal government's idea
its way on shore across the west coast. lighter showers in seattle, heavier rain back into californiant >> well the snow's getting a little bit of a late start. once it getses here, we think this is what it will be. a dusting to 2 inches around the city. 2 to 4 inches north and west. >> that is your latest forecast. erica? >> thanks. >>> still to come, from the queen's diamond jubilee to news of an heir on the way, we'll look at quite an eventful you're for the royal family. >>> next, do you ever wonder where that christmas gift you returned really ends up? we'll show you. ( ♪ ) for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the days when you get a sudden call from the school, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. when you have children's motrin on hand, you're ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer than children's motrin. be ready with children's motrin. [ ding! ] losing your chex mix too easily? time to deploy the boring-potato chip decoy bag. then no one will want to ste
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